Lemongrass oil comes from the leaves or grasses of the lemongrass plant, most often the Cymbopogon flexuosus or Cymbopogon citratus plants. The oil has a light and fresh lemony smell with earthy undertones. It is stimulating, relaxing, soothing and balancing.
Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative. The lemongrass oil has antifungal properties. Despite its ability to repel some insects, such as mosquitoes, its oil is commonly used as a "lure" to attract honey bees. Lemongrass oil can be used as a lure when trapping swarms or attempting to draw the attention of hived bees.
Lemongrass oil market is segmented on the basis of the application, grade and regions. On the basis of lemongrass oil application market is segmented as pharmaceutical, cosmetics & personal care, and food and beverages. As Lemongrass oil possess high medicinal value and used in various treatments since history market demand in pharmaceutical segment is significantly high.
Lemongrass oil is an important essential oil. As the demand for the aromatic cosmetics is increasing, the demand for this oil is also growing. Additionally, the awareness about the advantages of essential oils is growing among the Indian population. Furthermore, mass consumers are becoming conscious about the harmful effects of the chemical cosmetics and personal care products.
On the basis of lemongrass oil application in cosmetic & personal care products, the product is used in soaps, deodorants, shampoos, conditioner, body lotion, air freshener and tonics. Lemongrass oil is an essential oil with fresh and citrusy fragrance, extracted from lemongrass. Lemongrass oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-depressant, anti-pyretic, antiseptic, and astringent.